How do I hire a mercenary?

There are numerous Mercenary Liasons spread throughout the Plane of Knowledge who are ready to assist you in the hiring of a mercenary. The Find window can be used to help you locate them.

The mercenary's race and gender will match that of the liason, and their class will depend on the race of the liason. For example, the female high elf liason will have female high elf healers available for hire. Race and gender have no effect on the mercenary's abilities.

The mercenary has an initial "hire" fee, and then an "upkeep" fee that must be paid every 15 minutes while they are active. The higher tier and rank mercenaries have higher costs. Tier V Journeymen cost over 90p per 15 minutes. (Your charisma or faction has no impact on their costs.)